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A view on open collaboration

in

OpenStreetMap Belgium

by Ben Abelshausen

OpenStreetMap Belgium is a working group @ Open Knowledge Belgium

OSM

is

Winning!

 

 

Map

The World!

 

 

...and we map Belgium

What drives OSM?

Community

Stakeholders

Motivation?

Community

Stakeholders

Map the world

Benefits from or depend on OSM

Open-first companies

"We share data with OSM, everyone benefits!"

I'm a cyclist, I need a good map

Motivation?

"I use an app based on OSM"

Mapping is fun!

Marc

OSM Belgium

Cyclists

Governments

Routing Applications

Companies

Community

Stakeholders

Map the world

Benefits from or depends on OSM

Motivation?

Imagine

  • A costless (or very cheap) datasource.
  • Quality checked and verified.
  • Almost always up-to-date.

 

 

Who can compete with this?

Nobody!

We

are

winning!

Because we are open!

Open Goals

Goal = Map the world

 

- No ulterior motive

- Open governance

- Non profit

- Not looking for world domination

Open Data

Contribute to OSM and contribute to the commons

 

- Not helping some big company get even bigger.

- Data improves when it's open.

- Everyone can use it, in any way they like.

Open Ecosystem

Everybody is welcome!

(as long as you subscribe to our mission)

 

all individuals, governments, companies

we are already very big and are still growing!

Join us!

Our community:

www.osm.be

community@osm.be

@osm_be

www.meetup.com/OpenStreetMap-Belgium/

 

Our next events:

- Right after this @ BeCentral

 

I am:

Ben Abelshausen, Board Member @ OpenKnowledge Belgium

Working group lead of OpenStreetMap Belgium

 

Routing and mobility expert:

www.itinero.tech

www.anyways.eu

 

Open Collaboration - An OSM-BE perspective!

By Ben Abelshausen

Open Collaboration - An OSM-BE perspective!

A view on open collaboration in OpenStreetMap Belgium.

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